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Cardinals @ Astros, August 30

There's not much to say other than that it would be generous to say the Cardinals made a weak effort Monday night in Houston.

It appeared there was actually no effort at all.

It's amazing how this team can rack up outs in record time so it can rush back out into the field to play lackluster defense.

The Redbirds gave up a cheap run on a bloop in the first inning and it was basically all over. After a first innings single, St. Louis managed only one more hit the rest of the way. In the seventh, former Cardinals farmhand Brett Wallace collected his third hit in as many at bats to spark a two-run rally and give the Astros' their final 3-0 margin.

A big deal was made during the pre-game show of the fact that the slumping Cardinals all shaved their heads as a show of unity. But it was a shallow gesture from a shallow team because, as much as they tried to hide their identity, their shoddy play showed they're still a weak baseball team.

Cardinals Star of the Game: N/A

Cardinals Play of the Game: N/A

Lowlight: Two hits against a pitcher the Cardinals roughed up the last time they faced him. The best part of the night was the typo in the headline of the game story on the Cardinals' website. It appropriately described the Redbirds' play with an extra "s" in the word "hit." (hint, it wasn't at the end.)